Ogun polytechnic expels 14 students over election violence

The students were expelled on allegations that they were involved in the election violence that occurred at the polytechnic.
The authorities of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta on Wednesday expelled 14 students of the institution and proscribed the institution’s Students Union Government, SUG.

The decision to ban the SUG and expel the students was the fallout of the violence that occurred over the Student Union executive elections.

A statement issued in Abeokuta by the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Sulaimon Adebiyi, said the decision was imperative following the disruption of the election.

“This development became imperative following the disruption of the Students’ Union Election held on Tuesday, 18th September, 2012 on the campus of the Polytechnic, which led to the cancellation of the election by the Students’ Union Electoral Commission (SUELECO) which was endorsed by the
Management,” Mr. Adebiyi said.

The Polytechnic however said that all forms of academic activities at the institution will continue unabated.

“While assuring parents and students of peace on campus, Management hereby affirms that the 2nd semester examination shall commence as scheduled on Monday, 24th September, 2012,” the statement said

The expelled students include Fatoki Segun and Adeyemi Peter, both of HND I Accountancy; as well as Olabiran Afolabi and Oladimeji Oluwatosin, of HND II Civil Engineering and ND I Mechanical Engineering respectively.

Others are Akani Sodiq of the Department of Mass Communication, Sadiku Timothy of Civil Engineering, Ajibade Muyideen of Estate Management, Ayodeji Oriyomi of Computer Science, Sangotumo Afeez, Odedeji Dolapo and Hungbo Sunday, all of Accountancy Department.

Also on the expulsion list are Adeniji Samuel Oluwatosin of ND I Hospitality and Tourism, Olanrele Saheed of the Department of Mass Communication, and Aniyikaye Akeem of Electrical/Electronic department.

The students were advised to steer clear of the polytechnic campus with immediate effect.

However, the management said that the students have a 14 day ultimatum to appeal their expulsion to the Governing Council of the Institution.

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